May 22, 2015

Nails, Hair, Fashion: KaoVey’s Romantically Wired

A collision of local fashion, nail art, makeup madness and styling talent sums up the Romantically Wired editorial photo shoot from the FiDi’s Salon KaoVey. With avant garde nail creations courtesy of Wild Orchid Nails Studio’s Sindy Mark, fashion by Justin Jamison and Lana Shapiro’s makeup, the result is a heady mix of urban edge, fantasy and real grit.

Credits: Creative Director/Hair Artist, Kao Vey Saephanh of Salon KaoVey; Director/Nail Specialist, Sindy Mark of Wild Orchid Nails Studio; Photographer, Haleigh Tevini; Designer, Justin Jamison; Makeup Artist, Lana Shapiro; Wardrobe Stylist, Alex Floro; Models, Kao Vey Saephanh, Christina Louis, Sindy Mark, Justin Jamison, Lana Shapiro, Alex Floro and Haleigh Tevini at Salon KaoVey.

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Music Festival Fashion: Outside Lands

Music lovers from near and far gathered last weekend in Golden Gate Park for the highly anticipated 5th Annual Outside Lands Music Festival. Sure, people may call it “San Fran’s Coachella,” but let’s be ultra clear about one thing: we’ll win the fog contest every time. But onto the fashion. While some donned the usual festival look of cut-off shorts and crop tops, most of the crowd went the cozier – and more comfortable – approach. From sweaters and feathers to maxis and flannel, Outside Lands was all about layers, casual rock chic and cool elegance. We have the photos to prove it.

Check out the festival fashion we snapped below:


Photography by Ilana Winter.

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SF Street Style: Svetlana I.

Snapped in front of Creperie St. Germaine in SoMa: Svetlana Istrati. As she strolled through SoMa, Svetlana’s urban and playful ensemble exuded a casual chic. She answered some of our questions here.

Three words to describe your style:  Eclectic casual elegance.

Favorite thing about SF:  San Francisco’s scenic outdoors.

One thing in your closet you can’t live without: shirt dresses.

Style icon: Audrey Hepburn and Angelina Jolie.

Thanks, Svetlana!

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Photo by Ilana Winter

San Francisco Style Spotlight: Ellie Clark


Ellie's can't-miss-it look relies on bold accessories mixed with neutral black.


Ellie's must-read newspaper nails. Photo by Ellie Clark.


Sheer sleeves and an open neckline show off Ellie's ink.

Spotted: Photography student Ellie Clark, taking her 15-minute break from work in the Lower Haight.

What are you wearing tonight? Jeff Campbell black Lita’s, Motel Pierced Dress in black, Triangle plumped vintage doorknocker earrings.

How long have you lived in the city? I’m an SF native, 21 years in San Francisco.

Where did you get your tattoos done? Spider Murphy’s in San Rafael, Marin County. Paul Anthony Dobleman did them. He’s a beast. This parlor is known worldwide for its traditional style.

What about your hair? I usually let my friends do my hair. Once in a while at Aveda SF. I hair model for their hair tests at beauty school.

For better/for worse what has changed in San Francisco while you’ve lived here? The gentrification. Every neighborhood has lost its spunk. Most of my friends’ families that have lived here forever have to move to the East Bay because the rent has spiked so much.

I don’t want to have to choose crime vs. yuppies and bros. Fix the parks and the neighborhoods that need fixing, but don’t kick the neighborhood out. SF needs its natives.

I don’t like visiting the Mission and not having to order my food in Spanish. The difference between Mission Street and Valencia Street is uncanny. Where the fuck did all these bike and antique shops come from?

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Photography by Sara Iravani

SF Street Style: Weekend Snaps

How lucky are we? Back-to-back weekends of 70-degree weather means we’re all back out on the streets. The hunt for stylish San Franciscans on days like these is an easy one. Stationed outside and enjoying a coffee in North Beach, I watched the style parade as girls marched down Columbus Ave. Keep reading for a few outfits I snapped.

Bianca Martinez wears Forever 21 floral shirt, American Apparel skirt, Madewell sandals, Louis Vuitton purse, Chloe sunglasses, H&M flower.

What are you doing on this sunny day? Going to hang in Dolores Park and enjoy good vibes after we finish our brunch at Don Pistos.

Grecia Garcia wears a Zara dress, vintage denim shirt she found in Monterey, Target shoes, Louis Vuitton purse.

What is your ideal sunny day in the city? I like to run along Mission Beach. I’d probably go shopping after on Haight Street and finish with bottomless Mimosas.

Sara Iravani wears a cut up American Apparel T-shirt, Bec & Bridge shorts, Dolce Vita sandals, Kenzo purse, H&M silver choker and Illesteva sunglasses.

So how did you spend your day in the city? Tracking down fashionable girls to take their photos…and on my way to finally see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the de Young Museum with my fashion cookie friends. We’ll be getting a pitcher of sangria at Cha Cha Cha afterwards. Perfect Saturday in the city.

Photography by Sara Iravani 

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